ENMU Briefs Nov. 4

Social Work Program accredited The Social Work Program at Eastern New Mexico University has announced its accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education through 2012. Eastern offers social work courses at Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari, Artesia Workforce Center, ENMU-Portales, ENMU-Roswell, New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, Carlsbad, Clovis Community College, Cannon Air Force […]

Local Briefs Aug. 13, 2008

Singles adult fellowship lunch set The adult singles of the First United Methodist Church are planning a Dutch treat lunch at noon Sunday at Pizza Hut in Portales, according to a news release. All singles of the area are invited to attend. Child care will not be available. Organizers hope to establish a singles ministry […]

What's Happening June 27

Friday Social hour — 4:27 p.m. at The Landing Late nighter — 9 p.m. at The Landing Saturday Cannon Idol — 7 p.m. at The Landing, followed by late nighter End Zone Bar open 5 p.m.-midnight Wednesday Youth Center — Open recreation. Torch Club, 4-H sewing club, arts and crafts, 4-H health and fitness club. […]

What's Happening June 20

Friday Social hour — 4:27 p.m. at The Landing Saturday End Zone Bar open 5 p.m.-midnight Wednesday Texas Hold ‘em — 6 p.m. at The End Zone Casel Land Family Fun Center — Call 784-2747 for details Youth Center — Open recreation. Torch Club, 4-H sewing club, arts and crafts, 4-H health and fitness club. […]

What's Happening May 16

Friday Social hour — 4:27 p.m. in the lounge at The Landing Saturday End Zone Bar — Open 5 p.m.-midnight. Youth Center — Open recreation. 4-H cooking and photography club, Keystone Club, Image Makers, Fit Factor Sunday The End Zone Bar will be closed on Sundays, except for special events. Tuesday Youth Center — Open […]

What's Happening May 9

Friday Social hour — 4:27 p.m. in the lounge at The Landing Saturday End Zone Bar — Open 5 p.m.-midnight. Youth Center — Open recreation. 4-H cooking and photography club, Keystone Club, Image Makers, Fit Factor Sunday The End Zone Bar will be closed on Sundays, except for special events. Tuesday Youth Center — Open […]

April 18-24

Friday Social hour — 4:27 p.m. in the lounge at The Landing Saturday End Zone Bar — Open 5 p.m.-midnight. Youth Center — Open recreation. 4-H cooking and photography club, Keystone Club, Image Makers, Fit Factor Sunday The End Zone Bar will be closed on Sundays, except for special events. Tuesday Youth Center — Open […]

April 11-17

Friday Social hour — 4:27 p.m. in the lounge at The Landing Saturday End Zone Bar — Open 5 p.m.-midnight. Youth Center — Open recreation. 4-H cooking and photography club, Keystone Club, Image Makers, Fit Factor Sunday The End Zone Bar will be closed on Sundays, except for special events. Tuesday Youth Center — Open […]

Browsing backgrounds

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico With the rising ease of using social networks and public record databases online, people admit they’re doing informal investigations to know who they’re dealing with. Information on personal interaction, marital status, child support delinquencies and even criminal convictions is a click mouse away. Sharesse Sawyer of Clovis said she […]

March 28-April 3

Friday Social hour — 4:27 p.m. in the lounge at The Landing DJ — 7 p.m. at The End Zone Saturday End Zone Bar — Open 5 p.m.-midnight. Youth Center — Open recreation. 4-H cooking and photography club, Keystone Club, Image Makers, Fit Factor Sunday Jazzy Notes — Noon at The Landing. Open to all […]

March 21-27

Friday Social hour — 4:27 p.m. in the lounge at The Landing Saturday End Zone Bar — Open 5 p.m.-midnight. Youth Center — Open recreation. 4-H cooking and photography club, Keystone Club, Image Makers, Fit Factor Sunday Easter Egg Hunt — 12noon at The Landing The End Zone Lounge will be closed on Sundays, except […]

Well known author, speaker to visit Portales

By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico Stirring people to action when it comes to social justice issues such as poverty, hunger and disease motivates the Rev. Tony Campolo to speak passionately and unapologetically to audiences around the country. “Was Jesus kidding when he said to love your enemies, to overcome evil with good?”

11-2 What's happening

Friday Power Hour — 4:30 p.m., Homework assistance. Social Hour — 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., The Landing. Brat bar and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Quick shot bingo is two for one for members first. Double Discount — Club members receive double discount during lunch at The Landing. Mongolian Barbecue — 5-8 p.m., The […]

Boomer benefits available

Freedom New Mexico Social Security offices nationwide are bracing for the first round of baby boomers to hit retirement age. Local Social Security officials are urging individuals to utilize the Internet to file their application. “Staffing levels are at an all-time low,” Social Security District Manager Tony Romero said. “So, we are really pushing the […]

Proposed labor policy riddled with problems

Editorial Labor Day began at the instigation of labor unions in the 1860s as a way to celebrate the “working man” and demonstrate the “esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations.” As membership in unions (except, interestingly, government employee unions) has waned, the day has increasingly become, unofficially, the Last Great Barbecue of […]

Udall talks wages, health care in town hall

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Minimum wage and health care were the dominant topics Monday during U.S. Rep. Tom Udall’s Town Hall Meeting at Portales City Hall. The wide-ranging discussion also covered topics from student loans to the Iraq War. It was Udall’s first meeting in Portales since Democrats took control of the U.S. […]

Dictatorship won’t help social improvement plan

Editorial The Venezuelan National Assembly confirmed what has been in the works for more than a month: President Hugo Chavez, an avowed socialist who sees Cuban dictator Fidel Castro as his role model, has been handed virtually unlimited power to rule by decree for the next 18 months. This new era of what Chavez calls […]

History shouldn’t be optional subject

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers While I was on a dinner break last week, I went to a fast-food restaurant for a quick bite. While in line, I heard a teenager behind me sitting and joking with his friends. The teenager was not willing to trade seats with another friend. He said with laugh, “I’m […]

Military families have much to offer

By Anita Doberman: Columnist My husband and I adopted our son Matteo from Ethiopia. Our adoption journey has been exceptional. It has taught us things about ourselves and others, and surprised us in unexpected ways. Being a military family, we had to overcome practical obstacles. Finding references who lived in our area and had known […]